History of Wild Salmon in Maine's Penobscot

“‘After playing the fish for several minutes he worked him as near the shore as possible and holding his rifle in one hand and the rod in the other, by a rather difficult feat of contortion, got a bead…and fired,’ reported the newspaper.” Surely careless harvesting, typified by the behavior of famed sculptor Charles E. Tefft, contributed to the near-disappearance of Penobscot salmon. But as this article by Wayne E. Reilly points out, many factors lead to the cycle of decline and recovery. In the Bangor Daily News.

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